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Technical => General Technical => Topic started by: phopwood on August 26, 2015, 12:25:58 PM

Title: What size mudguards (fenders) RST
Post by: phopwood on August 26, 2015, 12:25:58 PM
Hi,

I have an RST with some SKS mudguards bluemels fitted, the guards were originally fitted to my Sherpa and a little wide for me RST with 1.6 supreme tires.  They have suffered recently with a incident with a kerb  :) so they need replacing.

So my question is if I wanted to replace them with something a little slicker for my 1.6 Supremes what width should I get.

All the best.

Peter
Title: Re: What size mudguards (fenders) RST
Post by: Andybg on August 26, 2015, 03:45:02 PM
I think the original and best fitting mudguards for the RST where the sks p45 which are designed for 700 wheels but give a good fit on 26 by 1.6 tyres

Andy
Title: Re: What size mudguards (fenders) RST
Post by: phopwood on August 27, 2015, 09:45:02 AM
Thanks Andy, I am sure the ones I have at the moment are 60mm so they look very odd indeed.  I will check out the P45's.

All the best.

Peter
Title: Re: What size mudguards (fenders) RST
Post by: John Saxby on August 28, 2015, 12:47:55 AM
Peter, if you're looking for mudguards for 26 x 1.6 Supremes, suggest you look at 650B mudguards.  I use these 52mm 650b alloy 'guards by Velo Orange on my Raven, and they offer good vertical clearance, as well as 5-6 mm on each side of the tire.  The radius is obviously slightly different, but alloy can be easily persuaded to line up properly :-)   There is a range of widths available as well as different types of finish and prices.
Title: Re: What size mudguards (fenders) RST
Post by: leftpoole on October 07, 2015, 10:41:24 AM
Hello,
No matter what size tyre or rim size, I always use P35 SKS 700 size.
They work fine and as the wet comes from centre of tyre tread keep everything clean.
John
Title: Re: What size mudguards (fenders) RST
Post by: Dave Whittle Thorn Workshop on October 07, 2015, 02:17:27 PM
RST took P45 as standard which is ok up to 1.75, the frame doesn't have clearance for anything bigger.